Our first camping weekend with our new WBCCI unit took place at Hagan-Stone Park, a 409-acre county park between Raleigh and Greensboro. We were in the Group Camp section (Section C), a wide open field with a pavillion and restrooms, electric and water hook-ups.

That's us, in the middle.

That’s us, in the middle.

Section B is a 29-site area for regular camping — although the sites look pretty small. We saw a few that we’d fit into, but not many, and the area is really slanted, so bring your leveling blocks.

Section B.

Section B.

Section A is tent camping — beautiful, wooden sites (completely empty when we walked through on Saturday). We’ll definitely think about coming back and tent camping before it gets too cold.

Tent camping site.

Tent camping site.

The park has miles of trails …

I was pretty sure I should've left bread crumbs.

I was pretty sure I should’ve left bread crumbs.

The coolest thing that happened during the weekend was the Bluegrass mini-convention on the other half of the group camping section.

Bluegrass, RVs and a lot of sweet tea.

Bluegrass, RVs and a lot of sweet tea.

The group put up 4 canopies in the corner of the field, strung them up with lights and played at night — sometimes complete, accomplished bands played, and sometimes adorable groups of kids just learning the banjo. It was incredibly fun! I also learned about cloggin’ and jiggin’ which was completely unfamiliar to me– almost River Dance-ish, sometimes with taps on their shoes, men/women/children would appear from the audience carrying a board and start dancing. I loved it.

I want to learn the banjo and dance the jig.

I want to learn the banjo and dance the jig.